The Institute of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IBCB) at The University of Tulsa encompasses the research and educational activities of thirteen faculty spanning six disciplines — Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Psychology. IBCB faculty and students are pursuing a wide range of research. Efforts to reveal the genetic and environmental bases of brain behavior, investigate gene networks and interactions, and reconstruct phylogenetic trees are just a few of the projects underway. The educational mission of IBCB is to prepare students for a career in 21st Century life sciences and biotechnology. Areas of concentration in research and education include bioinformatics, computational biology, and medical informatics.
Bioinformatics: Work in this area is concerned with the application of information and computer technology as tools for storing, processing, analyzing or visualizing biological and life sciences data.
Computational Biology: This field of study engages statistical techniques, mathematical theories and computer models to explore and analyze biological processes.
Medical Informatics: The central theme in this discipline is the development of information technology and tools for the management of health care data and knowledge.